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the economic development. if north korea disturbed to the peaceful environment in the region and with other countries, china would have economic development may be disturbed. i think he welcomed kim jong- il's reason to visit. -- recent visit. if north korea provoked another thing like cheonan, what would be -- how would join the treat -- thea treat -- bilateralization between china and north korea, how would that be affected? thank you. >> me? [laughter] >> john park. >> thank you for a question. -- for your question. it would depend on how another provocation occurred. if it were ambiguous, china would react similarly. if it were clear-cut that it were north korea, that would put china in a difficult position. i would say it really depends on the circumstance. when north korea conducted the first nuclear test, and wrote the un security dons a wreck -- council resolution. >> yes, sir. here on the end of the row. >> thank you. i'm with the executive intelligence review. i wonder if any of you take seriously the objections from some chinese, some russians, and some south korean academics and
of north korea. coming up saturday, it is the mark of the ninth anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. we will be live featuring aviation officials who will recount that day from 2001. >> at long last, the united states of america joins every other industrial nation in the world that says health care is our right, not a privilege. senators and congressmen have been holding town hall meetings, and we have been covering them. watch them in our video library. it is all searchable, and free, on your computer, any time. the c-span and networks. we provide coverage of pop -- of politics, and nonfiction literature. find our contact anytime through our video library. we take our -- we take c-span on the road with our digital boss and local content vehicle. it was created by cable, provided as a public service. now, the veterans affairs secretary speaking to the american legion the and milwaukee. he will be speaking about agent orange, and golf-war related illnesses. >> thank you for your leadership. the legion has been well served. i know secretary gates has just spoken and departed.
in the north light court terminated their lease. following that termination we decided to pursue a social enterprise and cafe operation in the north light court. and this board approved a recommendation to have juma ventures operate that which lasted from spring of 2008 until, unfortunately, spring of 2009 when their financials were just not performing at all. so they elected to affect and early termination. there was a penalty associated with that early termination in terms of forfeiture of their security deposit. which actually made the city financially whole until currently. now it's in agreement that results from a competitive solicitation process an offering of one operator for both the north light court and the ground floor cafe. we are not recommending the current operator, chaun su park and i'm personally handling discussion was her counsel to ensure that our transition to a new operator should what's being presented is approved is smooth and any funds potentially owed for unadvertised value of improvements or other things associated with her initial lease are fairly lined out and
>> today on christian world news. refugees at risk. women who flee north korea for china are often sold into the sex trade. how christian ministries are fighting on their balf. and these young men aren't robbers, they are shoe shine boys. story behind their shame and ministry helping them take off the mask. plus the training camp helping long-term missionaries go to distance. north korean refugees sold into the sex trade in china. hello, everyone i am wendy griffith. human rights groups are testifying on capitol hill and protesting outside chinese embassy. north rean refugees living in their country. members of the human rights commissi hosted a hearing on the topic. they heard firsthand the horrors of women sold into the sex trade. it would allow the united states to place economic sanctions on the country. >> 90 percent of the women who flee north korea fall victims to traffickers and chinese government doenothing about it. it is the chinese government's ruthless policy of repay trioting that makes them so vulnerable. >> hopefly when president obama meets with the leaders, partic
under the north communists. there will be a real cost to giving up in afghanistan. i do not see how we can possibly prevail with the government that is as corrupt and inefficient as karzai's just as we could not prevail in vietnam with a government that was corrupt and inefficient. host: president johnson you write had knowledge about things and allowed the american people to essentially be misled. guest: that's true. his first instinct on the gulf of takin was to downplay it. he was talking to the former secretary of treasury under eisenhower, a very influential man, anderson. johnson told him he kind of provoked, there have been some south vietnamese raised on the north, and the north suspected that our ships might be supporting those rides, and so they had some excuse for attacking our ship. then anderson said just like judge morrison had said way back earlier that year, anderson said, but goldwater will acrossify you if you don't seem to stand up to the north vietnamese. johnson thought that over. later that day, he decided he was going to turn it into a chance for him to stand up
and social agencies. >> all right. >> thank you. in north korea, the youngest son of leader kim jong il has been given two more top post in the communist party establishment. he is being groomed to succeed his father. this is the latest sign. >> at the working party conference, appearing on was a wash with banner sold in the reelection of kim jong-il as party leader. north koreans gathered at information points across the capitol to see the new phase of the communist regime. following its administrative reshuffle. >> the party meeting was a historic event, and the korean people highly acclaimed our respective general kim jong il as jindal secretary of the working party of korea. >> these photographs are the only images to have emerged from wednesday's gatherings. were the country's leader, kim jong il, chose to elevate his youngest son into a senior leadership role. as newscasters announced the promotion, it was the first time his name had been officially mentioned in north korea. [speaking korean] >> little is known about the crown prince, who is around 27 years old. longstanding focus of
sank in march. south korea's government has blame the incident on a north korea torpedo attack. south korea's joint chiefs of staff say it sends a clear message of deterrence to north korea's leaders. the maneuvs are will involve about 1,700 u.s. and south korean sailors. south korea will send four ships and a submarine to take part in the drills, while the u.s. is sending a ship and submarine. china's government announced its military plans to stage live ammunition exercises in the yellow sea from wednesday to saturday next week. but in an apparent effort to allay china's fears, the u.s. will not send a nuclear powered aircraft carrier to participate in this weekend's joint exercises as it did for previous drills in july east of the korean peninsula in the sea of japan. >>> the leadership race for japan's democratic party is fully under way. the two contenders trying to drum up support for their policy proposals. prime minister naoto kan seeking re-election as party president is being challenged by the party's former secretary-general ichiro ozawa. on friday, the third day of officia
through a variety of funding sources, the north coast -- north coast county is delivering water to certain neighborhoods in addition to sharp park. you will assign the responsibility to rec and park for the mitigation measures that are contained in the agreement that we signed with north coast. the recreation and parks department, they would be paying the north coast county water district lowered costs compared to the capital component for that. >> recreation and parks is find the water not from us but from north coast? >> they pay a charge for existing water. they would basically be paying the constant and a charge for the water that is being generated. >> we are basically not part of the deal? >> we providing money for the construction of the recycled water project that it would be delivered by the -- water district. >> there is no direct offset. >> we consider these a demand because our water is going there. >> ok. >> so there would be an offset. >> yes. this would be about 3 million gallons a year or about 80,000 gallons per day >> right now, we are providing water and an agreement to
in south to north and continue to sweep through. this is the radar over the last three hours. we've seen pockets of yellow and orange. those are the areas of the heaviest rains that have been coming through. also thunder and lightning over the eastern part of the chesapeake bay. and on the eastern shore of the chesapeake bay they are geing heavy downpours right now. now the radar locally is showing a few pockets of moderate to heavy rain in fairfax county and montgomery county as well as ince william. another pocket of very heavy rain in southern prince william. all of these are heading off to the north. one band of very heavy rain moving off to the north and northeast, and will be sweeping across the western part of the eastern shore here over the next half hour, or so. when you see the areas of lighter green or blue where it's not raining quite as hard, another pocket of very heavy rain is about to come into southern maryland. they've already had over four inches of rain. all these counties in red reporting flooding. water over roads in many locations, ponding of water and maybe some f
-only frod -- products in also north light court s there any discussion about resurrecting that as well, too? >> i would simply say informal, we have tossed that idea around over the last couple years since city store ceased to exist on that area of the north light court. this begins to bring that concept back in terms of having a little bit of retail beyond the existing cafe operations. i think this gives us perhaps a chance to test some things out. commissioner mirkarimi: the current operator in the basement, were they not able to provide, i think, what would be the hopeful sort of answers to running both ground floor and basement operation? >> i think the ratings included in the package would speak for themselves. we did have a robust group who assisted rob in vetting the proposals and scoring them. so we felt comfortable with the committee's recommendation and their scoring. it really wasn't -- quite a large spread from first to final place. a commissioner mirkarimi: thank you. commissioner avalos: just a question, mr. updike, i know one issue with the north light site is that it will be
, moving north. it is about 10 hours away from really brushing past cape hatteras, which would put it just after midnight tonight. it is looking like it is going to be a close call, but if you look at the satellite imagery, you see a little jog to the east there. it is already showing signs of taking a little while to the north east. it will brush cake batter is and then continue to move off from the north atlantic coast. -- brush cape hatteras and then continue to move off from the north atlantic coast. here we expect winds to get over 40 miles per hour, maybe up to 50 for a brief time early afternoon tomorrow. yesterday had bright, sunny skies, but it is a little overcast now. all indications are that this thing should veer away and keep you pretty safe during the day tomorrow. >> that is very good new is for people here. the mayor is very happy about that because that will keep damage down here and beach erosion to a minimum. we're at the end right now. as you said, conditions are deteriorating, but it is still a beautiful night. you did not know a hurricane was heading here, you'd thin
, north korea's military threats is not as minor as many experts have said. i think there is also -- [unintelligible] this cheonan incident that happened this year, i think it is a demonstration of the difficulties on the korean peninsula, despite the worldwide attempt to change this. it is not the cold war, on the caribbean peninsula at least -- korean peninsula at least. let me focus on this. from the beginning, i think there were many different publications about president obama's policies. in regards to the korean peninsula, i think president obama's policies have been quite good. they have a north korean policy in the south korean policy. at the same time, the administration in united states have pursued a policy through tough diplomacy, which i might describe as a very prudent in its approach to north korea. this is a very recent recession that demonstrates the u.s. is very strong in its reaction to the cheonan incident. they joined at the very beginning in the rescue operations, and also, [unintelligible] -- the were in strong support of the u.s. administration. this is the
know that he's coming. >> earl the storm has come along the north carolina outer banks and is now tracking up the east coast. >>> i'm joce sterman as we are getting the first daylight looks at the ocean getting infencive out here. we're seeing the wind pick up and we've seen it all in the last 24 minute oz are so. we're seeing a lot of people in ocean city who stuck around to see what this is all about. they are coming out of their hotel rooms and getting their first look at the waves. we've been watching the waves. it is really starting to get nasty out here. everyone is wonderle will it get much worse? we'll keep you posted with the details as they happen. back to you. >> reporter: i'm linda so live at bwi airport monitoring the flights for delays or cancellations because of hurricane earl. what you need to know. >>> "good morning, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. the big story we've been talking about since 4:00 this morning, hurricane earl and the driving gusts driving rains and churning through north carolina and starting to be felt in southern parts of
to the north at 20 miles an hour. the heavy stuff to the east across eastern prince georges, calvert counties, as well. this is coming from southern maryland where they have really been hit hard. another area of moderate rainfall to the north through montgomery county, loudoun county and lifting to frederick and carroll counties on i-70. a lot of rain out there. as we zoom in you will see the heavy showers in and around the metro. upper marlboro south and east coming down, cats and dogs and jason in the chat room said guinea pigs and everything at the same time. let's switch over to the storm totals from what we have been watching. locally you see the bands of the heavier totals to the west but southern maryland n to the northern neck, we have seen some numbers down there -- doppler estimates in the six- inch category already. that's this rainfall from the storm total. talk about the rain potential through saturday morning. some of our models are indicating this one band off to the eastern -- parts of eastern carolina to the eastern shore could be in excess of seven, eight inches. locally thr
already put a state of emergency in place. >> but it is north carolina that is taking the brunt of the storm this morning. high winds and heavy surf are slamming the outer banks. president obama signed an emergency declaration for north carolina earlier this week. red cross workers and fema teams are also ready to go. this is a picture of nags head there. >> they are getting hit right now. >> it is. the storm has now been downgraded to a category two but it is still a big storm. >> huge storm. hurricane force winds that extend about 07 miles from the center and tropical force winds several hundred miles from the center. as it gets farther north, it has a tendency to stretch out as it falls apart. we'll get bands of rain making it as far north and west as the washington area. very impressive. you can see it here tracking off to the north and to the east as we speak. and again, a category two hurricane, maximum winds now 105 miles per hour. it has lost some steam overnight. can you see it there just pushing up to the north and to the north and east moving about 18 miles per hour.
away from hitting the mid-atlantic shoreline. the governors of maryland, virginia and north carolina have declared states of emergencies. thanks for joining us this morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> let's go right to weather. here's meteorologist justin berk. >> we are checking out the latest on earl. earl has gotten stronger. it really increased strength yesterday. it surpassed that. this morning's advisory from the national hurricane center, showing 145 mile-per-hour winds. a very clear distinct eye now. roughly 30 miles across. the wind field of tropical storm force winds extends 230 miles away. which means if the center of the storm is 230 miles away from ocean city, they'll still get tropical storm force winds. the one good thing here is that the passage of earl off the coast will be the weaker side of the storm. usually the right side with forward motion. the worst part of the storm is out to sea. the beaches under a tropical storm warning. winds averaging between 40 and 60 miles per hour this time tomorrow into the early part of the afternoon. waves probabl
.6%. and in shenzhen the sse composite is slightly down. now back to catherine. >> thanks very much, ines. >>> north korea's state-run media say that kim jong il's third son, kim jong un, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission of the korean workers' party. the announcement suggests that kim jong un has officially been chosen as kim jong il's successor. the wednesday morning report says the decision was made at the conference of the workers' party and the general meeting of the central commission, the party's leadership body. no images of kim jong un have been made public so far. members of the party's central military commission lead the korean people's army. 19 people, including kim jong il, have been chosen as members of the commission. ♪ kim jong un, who was earlier given the title of four-star general, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission, a new post. 30 years ago, when kim jong il first appeared in public as the successor to his father, kim il song, he was also chosen as a member of the central military commission. kim jong il's younger sist
. maximum sustained winds 110 miles-an-hour. it is fewer than 160 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina. the storm is expected to pass near the outer banks within the next few hours packing hurricane force winds that extend 70 miles from the storm's center. nasa has been using photographs for the last four days. you can see how the storm has been growing and rolling closer to the coast and closer to north carolina. the first strong bands of rain have already started to hit outer banks of north carolina. it is hit and miss you know how those bands go. today police went door-to-door to make sure everybody had received evacuation notices because the state's governor warned once the storm hits folks who decided to stay are pretty much on their own. we have extensive team fox coverage throughout the night. rick leventhal on the east end of long island in montauk. monitoring the storm, first jonathan serrie in north carolina. i'm told the winds are come and go? >> reporter: they are indeed. the winds are picking up and continue to pick up at a slow, but stable pace. you said it was hit and mi
and rain are lashing the north carolina coast right now. and storm warnings are in effect all the way up to maine. >> but as the storm spins toward new england, is the worst still to come? the latest news coverage on where earl is now and where it's going. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm mike marusarz, in for vinita nair. wind and rain from hurricane earl is pounding north carolina's outer banks, with gusts of more than 70 miles per hour, plus, 20-foot waves. >> here, now, is the very latest. the storm is still powerful. but has weakened now to a category 2. long island and new england are now bracing for earl, with power crews as far away as michigan, now on alert. and many transit agencies have a canceled or altered their routes today. >> the storm is sending huge bands of rain inland, as it spins up the coast like a buzz saw. we'll have more from marc mancuso, in a moment. >>> let's go live to emily schmidt, who is in atlantic beach, this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. we, for the last half hour or so, have been in the one of
of north beach. as you see here i have a head of lettuce. this is a head of lettuce. i hope you, as the state, are not prepared to or are not about to tell somebody they have to sell lettuce. i do not think thomas jefferson had that in mind. this place is clean. he is an asset to the neighborhood. i think that if you rule adversely against him we will be looking at another 10-year vacancy and vacancies depress me. >> thank you. sue hester. >> members of the commission i am the architect for the project. and i am also the applicant officially on paper. i would like to speak regarding the report which was submitted by the planner as well as try to give you a little bit of background since i have been working on this project for over 10 years. i worked for the previous owner who spent after the market went out of business and they requested to open up truly mediterranean. that went out of business for lack of neighborhood involvement and neighborhood support. the building was sold. my previous client purchased the building which was vacant for almost four years. and they spent time
'm catherine kobayashi. north korea's state-run media say kim jong-il's third son kim jong un has been named vice chairman of the korean worker's party. the announcement suggests kim jong un has officially been chosen as kim jong-il's successor. the wednesday morning report says the decision was made at the conference of the workers party in a general meeting of the central commission, the party's leadership body. no images have been made public so far. members of the party's central military commission lead the korean people's army. 19 people, including kim jong-il have been chosen as members of the commission. kim jong un who was earlier given the title of four star general has been named vice chairman of the central military commission, a new post. 30 years ago when kim jong-il first appeared in public as the successor to his father, he was also chosen as a member of the central military commission. jim jiang ill's younger sister kim kyong hui has been named a member of the politic bureau and her husband jang song thaek is a candidate for a polit bureau post. they are expected to act as k
lifting off to the north. on the weather computer there's a large area of rain and thunderstorms extending from the northern gulf of mexico through the south right toward us. we've had some breaks, but we're also looking at potentially some of our best rainfall we've seen in months with maybe two, three inches by the time this system pulls away. locally more. we also after threat tonight, especially later today and tonight, for severe weather. some of these storms could contain damaging winds, and an isolated tornado is not out of the question. topper will have more coming up tonight. i will be back in a few. a look at that seven-day forecast and october's coming, and so is some cooler weather. >>> there is new intention in the middle east as talks between israelis and palestinians are on the verge of collapsing. u.s. diplomats are working to restore communication. >> reporter: israeli settlers cheered as they broke ground on new homes, but the construction could derail israeli and palestinian peace talks. the work began after a 10-month ban on construction expired over the weekend. palest
>>> right off the top, our big story this morning, hurricane earl is battering north carolina's outer banks. this is video shot just minutes ago from nags head, north carolina and earl is headed our way. let's tax a live look at where that storm is sitting right now. you can see it is huge. it is losing strength but still very powerful. we want to ache a look outside in our area. off in the distance you see the capitol dome. thank you for joining us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. without any more hesitation, let's go over to tucker to find out what is happening with earl. it is huge, tuck. >> and it is getting bigger. let's go right back to it. category 2 hurricane. maximum winds, 105 miles per hour. the good news is the eye of the storm will stay just offshore during the next several hours. even though the beach communities from the vines right up to southern new england are going to take a beating, this could be a lot worse as this is a major storm. a lot of cloud cover across the washington area. when you head out this morning, there will be clouds. we'll go pa
that eye will stay offshore. >> scott dean meteorologist down there in north carolina. scott we'll be watching that area very closely tomorrow night as the storm gets there first before coming up here toward maryland. thanks so much for that report there live in kill double. >> you bet you. >> we'll be back with more with abc 2 news. stay with us. . >>> all up and down the eastern seaboard are bracing as hurricane earl continues to blaze its way toward the cold front. good evening i'm roosevelt leftwich. north carolina has declared a state of emergency tonight. pristine beaches and crash of breathtaking waivers up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. earl is expected to make his way to maryland. north carolina looks like his first stop. that's where t. j. is on hurricane earl's path a holiday weekend for many could go up in the wind. >> reporter: pristine beaches and the crash of breathtaking waves belies what millions up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. hurricane earl a massive category 3 storm looms 700 miles so
to clear intent to bay area water cooling as we start to get the cooler air and from a startup to the north. cooler inland to 77 antioch, 73 livermore also cooler in the north bay. about the same close to the coastline. storm tracker 4 radar there's a storm very well defined sitting off to the north's already causing showers well north of us. the tail end of this is breaking apart and approaching the bay area. it is sitting offshore and it will push through tomorrow into sunday. it looks like rain for the bay area trade but to look at our weather had license theirs the dense fog close to the coastline is also bringing west carried will get a second wave of fog out there over night tonight into tomorrow morning as for tomorrow it's going to be cloudy and logi has a moisture from the storm pushes sen. a slight chance of showers for tomorrow afternoon and evening in the north bay but the showers are likely by early sunday morning will time out on future cast a look at racial totals a bed. >> just in we've learned a flight from phoenix to mallee is doing emergency landings due to smoke in the c
86 in portland. 91 in boise. >>> fema has prepared for hurricane earl in north carolina. the agency sent trucks to ft. bragg loaded with supplies, including food and water. those supplies can be sent th anywhere in the carolinas or virginia as needed. meanwhile, in massachusetts, fema's teams are very busy there too ahead of the storm. >>> national guard crews were at the ready in north carolina ahead of the storm's arrival. last-minute checks were done to a giant hoist that could lift about 600 pounds. on top of that, blackhawk crews made sure their helicopters were prepared to fly. >> despite the warnings two sailors in charleston, south carolina, decided to try their luck against earl. not a good idea. the two men had to jump out just before a huge wave smashed their craft against the pilings. they were not hurt. >>> of course our coverage of hurricane earl does not end here. later this half hour, much more from the north carolina coast. later on "america this morning" and "good morning america," more live reports all on the storm. >>> and turning to other news on this friday mor
of low pressure crossing down from south carolina to north carolina, getting drenched from raleigh. wimington has had an incredible amount of rain the last few days, maybe the highest total ever. the moderates, the steady rainfall now over the area and that's extending now just into the philadelphia region. new york city, the rain is still probably another hour or two away. and you notice that new york is probably more scattered during the day today. i think new york city will get the heaviest rain later on tonight. here is the total we're thinking. anywhere in the yellow and oranges, 3 to 4 inches. along the coast, we could see 4 to 5, maybe 6 inches of rain. the rest of the united states looks fantastic. that's a look at your forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside yo window. sunshine in milwkee, wisconsin. 67. really great weather out there. beautiful fall weather. leaves arehanging around the great lakes. dallas, more like it, 86 and sunny. denver, likes today at 80. we'll take a look at friday's forecast. the weekend is coming up here shortly, veronica. >> and it s
arundel county. severe thunderstorm capable of producing a trade of 12 miles south near south river north of 25. it is moving rapidly to the north. locations in the path of this section of the sto that might produce a tornado. have not had any reports of anything yet. gibson island, pine hearst, ultimately fort smallwood state park. it is moving north toward baltimore. right along the chesapeake bay or inland on the western shore of the bay. this is annapolis on the map in case you are having a hard time reading the information. here is gibson island's right here. you can see the storm activity. the strongest is highlighted in red. moving north toward rather rapidly. to the south, the intensity is not very strong right now. there is a lot of rain across the. at this stage. interesting to note, we had the lightning detection system on but there is no lightning detected from any of the activity right now. but once again, the reason we are on the air with some extended coverage is a tornado coverage in effect for east central anne arundel county until 10:15 a.m. this morning. this includes a
, there was an outside explosion. that outside explosion was a detonating torpedo, and that torpedo was made by north korea. therefore, the conclusion is that north korea and torpedo -- a north korean torpedoed destroyed the shift. . the third claim has no evidence. the only thing that remained is j.i.g. conclusion without facts. that is a fact. >> thanks. let's open the floor to questions. if you will raise your hands before speaking i would appreciate it. tell us your name and any ebullitions you might have. please wait. we have microphones coming around to you. >> thank you. i am mike billington. i do not know if you went to the conference in quantico last week, but at that conference are raise the exact question you have drawn, the elite of the chinese and russians and others that the evidence is an adequate. the response from different generals as we do not need no stinking evidence. [laughter] look at the provocations, it isn't their character, therefore we have to accept this is true. you did not mention the issue, which has concerned me about this, which is why in this area of very high south
north carolina just in time to ruin labor day plans. >>> again a massive fire erupted another massive platform sending workers into the sea. >>> that'sot to hurt. a motorcyclist is sent somersaulting by a pickup truck in iowa. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> hello. good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with storm surge. the california coast is riding out the effects of hurricane earl this morning while folks in the north are on the watch for hurricanes and tropical force storm winds. earl is expected to whip up dangerous waves and threatening rip tides all along the east coast all throughout the day. kristin dahlgren is in north carolina outer banks with the latest. good morning. >>> good morning, lynn. we've been feeling some of the powerful bands of wind and rain in the last few hours in north carolina's outer banks. wind gusting at 40 to 50 miles per hour. take a look here, you can see the rain literally going sideways through most of this time and the surf is pounding the shore. the waves coming up to the dune lines at times. officials say they will be out
medical university in tochigi prefecture north of tokyo. the hospital says the bacteria were found last year in e. coli samples taken from a japanese man who returned from india. the new superbug has been spreading in india and europe triggering a global health alert. it's fear that id could mutate into a more highly patgenic bacteria. >>> germany will extend the life of its nuclear power plants due to the lack of alternative energy sources such as solar or wind power. chancellor angela merkel revealed the plan on monday. the lifespan of the seven plants that began operations before 1980 will be extended to 40 years from 32. other nuclear power plants will be given an extra 14 years. former chancellor gerhard schroeder's administration had decided to halt operations on all 17 nuclear plants around 2022 to promote renewable sources of energy. if merkel's plan is introduced, some nuclear facilities are expected to be in operation beyond 2022. opposition parties are against the new policy which needs parliamentary approval. the government says it only needs to be approved by the lower hous
worldwide. >>> north korea is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of its founding on thursday. it appears to be preparing for the succession of its leader, kim jong-il. military and korean workers parties officials met on wednesday in pyongyang. prime minister choe yong rim stressed the significance of the party's first conference in 44 years scheduled to open this month. kim was absent from the meeting. choe was quoted as saying the entire nation is taking part in efforts to hold the upcoming conference. a new lineup of top party officials is expected to be announced at the conference to facilitate the succession. kim's youngest son, kim jong-un, is seen as the most likely candidate to succeed his father. attention is focused on whether he will be given a top executive post at the meeting. north korea's state-run media have reported that regional representatives are arriving in pyongyang to take part in the conference, but they haven't reported the exact start date. >>> the mmander of the u.s. pacific fleet says he is wary of north korea's moves toward the eventual transfer of power from
importance. china's military buildup, north korea, taiwan, and climate change, are now all on the agenda. >> china wants to avoid real security crises. on the other hand, also, i think, it does aspire to be a great power in a very full way. >> how will dialogue between the u.s. and china shape the coming decade? next, on great decisions. >> in a democracy, agreement is not essential, but participation is. join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us as we discuss today's most critical global issues. join us for great decisions. [instrumental music] >> great decisions is produced by the foreign policy association, inspiring americans to learn more about the world. funding for great decisions is provided by the carnegie corporation of new york, the starr foundation, shell international and the european commission. great decisions is produced in association with the university of delaware. >> and now from our studios, here is ralph begleiter. >> welcome to great decisions, i'm ralph begleiter. joining us to discuss u.s./china relations and the rise of china's military,
of decisions. we need to get back to that. host: our guest until 8:20. north carolina, you are first. john on the democrat line. go ahead. caller: good morning. right quick, mr. robert. tell me the last time you bought something made in america, right quick. guest: that's a good question. host: why is it important to this conversion? caller: you need to stimulate jobs. host: what do you mean? caller: general motors, aig or whoever. guest: the question about need is critical. what kind of infa structure do we need? it made us look hard about what is on the ground. the tragedy in san francisco makes people thing. you had the bridge fall down in minneapolis. it makes us think. we see potholes and conditions of our networks and water infa structure. we need to focus on priorities and what we need to do. host: north carolina, republican line. good morning. caller: my question is, is it true that unions will get most of the contracts? my understanding is that the contract has to be $25 million or more for each project and the unions automatically get it as part of the bill. is that true? gue
landfall. we'll talk first about current conditioned. i mentioned to you it is trekking off to the north and northwest at about 17 miles per hour. now, centered 410 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina. it looks like it will be right off the the coastline there of north carolina a little later tonight. we'll gradually see conditions deteriorate there. want to push onto hd radar, show you the wave heights. this is very impressive stuff. see the dark purple. that is right underneath the storm. wave heights are measured at about 33 feet. so that gives you an idea of how powerful the storm is even pushing up towards cape hatteras. wave heights are running a good 10 to 12 feet above average. later tonight as the storm makes landfall, all that water will get pushed up to the north and west. we'll have potential flooding even in the chesapeake bay. we have a coastal flood advisory, a watch and advisory into effect until the daytime hours tomorrow. we'll see if some of the water doesn't end up being pushed up the bay. let's talk local weather. our current temperatures are on the warm sid
news coverage on "world news now," hurricane earl hit north carolina's coast last night as a category 2 storm, and now there's a state of emergency in parts of the northeast. >> for sure. we should also mention we're showing on our screen this morning satellite images of the storm as it now is. earl makes its way up the eastern seaboard as well, satellite map there for you as well as a crawl there. the very latest on the storm information. >> which is important because this storm is moving and we are trying to figure out exactly who is next. but we know north carolina in the brunt of it overnight. >> exactly, exactly. and abc's steven portnoy joins us now from kill devil hills, north carolina, with the very latest on what the storm is doing there. hi, steve. >> hey, good morning, guys, from kill devil hills, a city just south of kitty hawk, just north of nags head. it's been relatively easy going this morning. we're not yet seeing the full brunt of the worst winds from earl although it's tracking right up along the eastern shore of north carolina. right now i'd say wind gusts are close
heavy, drizzle, rain. jacqueline bennett has more. >> a well defined storm to the north. the first band of rain pours through, yesterday. it really broke up several of we have is second band of rain tonight and into tomorrow morning we will see a little bit of rainfall as this goes through. a look at a glance today, with dense fog and drizzle close to the coast what will continue. it's just like it did, yesterday and with all of that missed and along that coas. with moret st turning into the bay area as this approaches. perhaps a bit muddy this afternoon and by 3:00 p.m., a chance of showers in the north bay. not too likely today, tonight it is really tomorrow morning and the we are going to see that rain fall. two-time it out on futurecast and your extended forecast coming up in just a bit. >> and and marin , a, a high school student is it dead after a car crashed with a cattle truck right before 12:00 p.m. and a rural part of novado boulevard at hulman canyon and reggie kumar. >> a vigil was held at novado high school last night to remember, under the teams that were involved in the c
the coast of cape hatteras, north carolina. storm warnings and watches stretch all the way to canada now. >> and hurricane earl is barrelling up the eastern seaboard, as you can see from the track here. it puts eastern long island as well as new england in the cone of uncertainty, meaning it could go -- as you take a look at the cone shape there, the white, it could go further east or further west. we're talking about long island here, new york, cape cod, nantucket, martha's vineyard later tonight. massachusetts governor duval patrick has declared a state of emergency. >> this storm is no longer what it was, but don't tell that to the people along the carolina coast. hurricane earl is hitting the outer banks hard it heavy rain, wind, and surf. >> we are up and down the east coast this morning. we have our reynolds wolf tracking earl's path from hurricane headquarters in atlanta. susan candiotti is in massachusetts. she's on cape cod for us this morning. >> allan chernoff is in montauk, the far eastern end of long island, which is inside the cone of uncertainty. and breanna is in ocean ci
are urged not to take this storm lightly. north carolina's outer banks were the first to get hit. the national weather service says waves could reach 18 feet over the next few hours. >> we have live team coverage for you. we are in montoc, new york. our meteorologist in the extreme weather center and steve hariggan is in virginia beach, virginia, where they are awaiting earl's heavy rains and high winds. steve, what's it like so far? >> reporter: none of that rain hitting yet. the winds have gotten slightly stronger with gusts up to 30 or 40 miles per hour. they expect the eye of the storm to pass 100 miles offshore here in virginia beach. so they don't expect too much physical damage. 200 national guard troops have been moved to the coastline in case they are necessary and shelters have been set up for as many as 20,000 people. that doesn't look like it's going to happen so far. throughout the day, we saw people boarding up their houses with plywood or hard plastic. but a lot more cureiosity. even righted now, we have a number of people walking along the boardwalk or the beach.
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